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2584183 - Unable to Import Report Canvas Templates due to a permission error


When you try to import a report Canvas via the Report Center the following error message occurs:

You do not have permission to upload the report



  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • Online Report Designer (ORD)
  • Report Canvas

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Report Center - Import
  2. Select the Report Canvas Template you want to upload via the browse option
  3. After you select import the error message is displayed: You do not have permission to upload the report


Online Report Designer Permission are not granted.


To use the Import functionality with Report Canvas Templates the Report Transfer permission must be granted.

You or an admin user, with WFA permission, can check if your account has the necessary permissions to access the Report Transfer function by navigating to the Admin page in Analytics.

Under User Maintenance you can verify the Role assigned to your user; From Roles Maintenance you can check what functions the assigned Role has permission for.

In general the Report Transfer permission is assigned to the Implementation Partner or Report Admin roles as below:

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If you or your Admin user are unable to see such options you can raise a case with Customer Support to add the Report Transfer permission to your account.


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SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1711